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Creative Calisthenics

Join PeaceLove instructor Paula Brinkman Saturday, November 23 at 2 pm in the library meeting room for a collaborative program of artistic expression. Dress for a mess, acrylic paints will be used. For ages 8 and up with an adult partner.  Register online.

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Halloween Party and Costume Parade

Members of the Young Adult Council will host games and Halloween crafts in the meeting room this Friday, October 25th from 2:30-5:00 pm.  No registration is required but costumes are encouraged. For ages 3 and up.

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Halloween Magic with Magician Debbie O'Carroll

Join magician Debbie O'Carroll on Saturday, October 26 at 2 pm in the library meeting room for a program filled with mystifying stage magic, zany comedy and lots of audience participation.  For ages 4 and up.  Adults without children are welcome to attend.  Halloween fun for everyone!

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Fall Cooking Class for Kids with an adult partner

Chef Sharon Martovich teaches how to bake and roast seasonal dishes on  Saturday November 9 at 2 pm in the library meeting room.  Children ages 7-10 along with an adult partner will make baked fish or chicken fingers, roasted butternut squash and apple pie punch. 

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Jigsaw Puzzle Contest

Sunday, November 24th from 1-5:00, or whenever one team wins. Try your skills at completing your team’s puzzle before the other teams do! Teams will be comprised of six people each, with every team working on the same puzzle. You can create your own team or be randomly placed on a team. Please sign up in person at the second floor circulation desk. Drinks and snacks will be available.  

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Sew a Batwing Shrug with Jeannine

Monday, October 28th in the CHBMakers Corner from 5:15 to 7:30. Jeannine will teach you to make this simple wrap. All supplies are included. To register click here

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Census Information: Apply for Jobs

Monday, October 21st from 5:30-7:30 in the lower hall. You will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of the Census, available job opportunities, and to apply in person. Representatives from the United States Census Bureau will be at this event to assist you. No registration needed.

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Register for Preschool Story Time:  October 16-23

Register for Preschool Story Time: October 16-23

Stop by the children's circulation desk anytime between October 16 and October 23 to register your child for a weekly story time.  Available classes are  Monday at 10 am., Tuesday at 10 am or Wednesday at 1 pm.  Children who are residents of Newtown and at least 3 years old by October 28 are eligible for this program of stories, rhymes and a simple craft. Pick up your form at the children's circulation desk.  No ...

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BOPPA CHUA! History of the 50s and 60s Through Popular Song

Sunday, November 20th from 2-4:00 in the Meeting Room. A celebration of those memorable and colorful decades, this two person show is a multi-media, multi-dimensional presentation of song, storytelling and laughter.  Spontaneous singing springs up all around the room as the audience enjoys our common heritage in song and winds up feeling great about where we’ve been and where we are. Click here to register  

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Simple, Healthy Cooking for One or Two

Thursday, November 21st at 2:00 in the Meeting Room. Chef Sharon will demonstrate how to make a satisfying cold weather meal, with plenty of samples, and recipes to take home.   Register here.

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Three by Margaret Atwood with Mark Schenker

Dr. Schenker of Yale College will lead discussions of three interrelated stories from Margaret Atwood's 2006 collection Moral Disorder and Other Stories. You can pick up copies of the stories at the desk. All discussions are on Saturdays at 2:00 in the Gathering Room: October 19          "The Art of Cooking and Serving"   Click here to register November 2       "The Headless Horseman"   Click here to register November 16     "The Boys at the Lab"    Click ...

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Bi-Lingual Stories for grades K-3

Veteran Spanish teacher Karen Loker will share her love of the Spanish language and the Hispanic culture Tuesday afternoons at 4:15 pm:  October 15, October 22 and October 29 in the children's story hour room.  For children in grades K-3.  Please register for each class you wish to attend.  

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Spooky Tales in Verse, told by Christian Hege

On Tuesday, October 29th at 6:30 in the Gathering Room, Christian Hege presents "Three Settings in Verse:" “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” - by Washington Irving. It’s been too long since you last heard this story. You need it again. And now that you’re all grown up, you may find you identify with Ichabod Crane. "Josh, a Werewolf Story" - an original story by Mr. Hege. Josh is 13. Just when his body should be changing, his ...

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Art Under Siege: Paris From 1937 to 1945 (Note Date Change)

Wednesday, November 6th from 6:30 to 8:00 After his rise to power in 1933, Hitler began to cleanse the culture of what he considered degeneracy.  Not only did he persecute specific groups of people, but he also tried to control all aspects of culture.  In art, Hitler denounced modern art and its practitioners as “incompetents, cheats and madmen”.  After the fall of Paris to the Nazis in June 1940, Hitler’s policies began to affect the Paris ...

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Ready, Set, Go! Business Smart Workshops

Tuesdays, October 15, 22, & 29 Register for one, two, or all! Meeting Room, 1st floor October 15: READY Basics of Business Startup Gain a basic understanding of the key steps to launching your business. October 22: SET Essentials of Becoming Credit-Ready Learn about various financing options and what banks look for to lend money. October 29: GO! Additional Small Business Support Learn about local resources to assist you in starting and growing your business, such as the SBA District Office, SCORE Western Connecticut, SBDC, Center ...

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Halloween Needle Felting with Katie

Thursday October 24th from 4:30-6:00 in the Meeting Room. Enjoy a sociable time creating a small creature or ornament, using dyed wool roving and a burred needle. Click here to register

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InnerAct with Anthony DePoto

Exercise your imagination on the following Saturdays at 1 pm in the library meeting room on November 16 and December 14.  Actor and educator, Anthony DePoto will lead children in a variety of theater games that foster creativity, communication,  and storytelling. For ages 7-10. Register online.  

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Saturday Lego Club

Saturday Lego Club

Have fun building and designing with the library's extensive Lego collection at 2 pm on Saturday, November 9 in the children's story hour room. For ages 4-9.  Register online.

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Music Dynamics with Brad Peterson for ages 2-6

Meets Fridays October 4-November 15, at 11:30 am in the the library meeting room. Music educator, Brad Peterson will lead children in a variety of  musical activities including finger plays, nursery rhymes, poems, songs, circle games, dances and stories. Each session is a fun, fast paced lesson designed to help children with pitch matching and steady beat skills, as well as helping them with their early language arts development. Register online.

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Saturday Science with EverWonder Children’s Museum

Saturday Science with EverWonder Children's Museum

An educator from the EverWonder Children's Museum will lead a workshop November 2 at 2 pm in the children's story hour room that explores color mixing.  Visit the library website for more details and to register. For children in grades K-2.

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Thursday Board Game Group

The next meeting of the Third Thursday Game Group will be on October 17th at 6:00 in the CHBMakers Corner.

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Tuesday Tech Clinic

Looking for a little nudge to get going with Google? Got a question about how to use Libby, Hoopla, or Mango? Trying to send your friend a photo from your smartphone? Drop in on Tuesdays 2-3 pm for a helping hand with digital technology. IT Librarian Olivia Scully will work with you for up to 15 minutes, and you'll be on your way to greater tech comfort in no time! First come, first served. Feel free to ...

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All of Us Newtown

As part of the ‘Healthy Community’ movement in Newtown, and as an agent of community cooperation and collaboration, the C.H. Booth Library’s All of Us Newtown project is a program of outreach involving public education about the All of Us Research Program and health information literacy using resources available from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Click to learn more!

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Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays. Schedule an appointment in person at the Reference Desk, by phone at 203-426-8552, or by email at reference@chboothlibrary.org


Visit the Little Book Store
Books, gifts and more from the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library.
On the second floor of the library, across from the new books.


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Local and regional support organizations and services.